Message from the director

Education & Training Projects Policy & Education

Published: September 21, 2012

As you already know, the Tulane Prevention Research Center's main focus is the examination and modification of physical and social environmental factors that influence diet and physical activity. It has been clear to us for quite some time, that it is very difficult for residents to engage in healthy behaviors in neighborhoods that are food deserts (low to no access to healthy food items), in blighted neighborhoods, in high-crime neighborhoods, and in neighborhoods without safe…

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Tulane grad students support youth-led Rethinkers

Education & Training Projects Food Environment Research Policy & Education

Published: September 21, 2012

(Photo Courtesy of Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools: Lea Jones, center, joins Rethinkers Jamil Bovia, left, and Davione Peters, right, at the Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools's news conference on July 27, 2012.) A lot goes into the grades assigned to schools in the local Rethinkers' third annual school food report card and the programming over the summer while schools are out. And two Tulane public health graduate students now know this firsthand. Over the…

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New Orleans' Ralph Brennan challenges his restaurants' staff to slim down

Food Environment Research Policy & Education

Published: September 05, 2012

Watching your calories while working in a restaurant is about like walking uphill in a rainstorm. You can just expect to slip up from time to time. Ralph Brennan knows all about that. His weaknesses: wine and desserts. And he works with sommeliers and pastry chefs. Today, Brennan launched a 90-day fitness and weight-loss competition for the employees of his restaurants: Ralph's on the Park, Red Fish Grill, Cafe b, Cafe NOMA and Heritage Grill.…

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